Police: Suspect tries robbing woman working in backyard of Belleville home

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 6:50 PM

(KMOV) – Authorities are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a woman working in the backyard of her home in Belleville on Sunday.

Police said the victim was in her yard in the 1000 block of Forest Ave. when a man armed with a handgun approached and demanded money.

The victim said she had none and the suspect fled on foot to the front of the home. Witnesses said he then ran through a neighbor’s yard, got into a silver or gray vehicle and drove away from the scene.

Authorities described the suspect as a black man with a medium building and light complexion. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts.

Additional information was not immediately available. 

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